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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, June 30

Xinhua
01 Jul 2020, 16:54 GMT+10

HARARE -- At least 279 people have died and more than 300,000 people have been infected with malaria in Zimbabwe since the peak season of the the disease in January.

The outbreak comes at a time when Zimbabwe is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic which has since infected 574 people leading to seven fatalities. (Zimbabwe-Malaria-COVID-19)

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SHIBERGHAN, Afghanistan -- Afghan forces have killed 48 insurgents including two Taliban commanders in the northern Jawzjan province since Monday, provincial government spokesman Abdul Marouf Azar said Tuesday.

According to the official, the clash flared up after the Taliban insurgents stormed security checkpoints in Denar village of Qarqin district on Monday afternoon and the government forces including army and police retaliated, forcing the insurgents to flee after leaving 35 bodies behind including two commanders, Mullah Usman and Mullah Majid. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Clash)

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- Troops of India and Pakistan Tuesday exchanged fire and targeted each other's positions on Line of Control (LoC), dividing Kashmir, officials said.

The two sides exchanged fire on LoC in Nowgam sector of frontier Baramulla district, about 110 km west of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (India-Pakistan)

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MALE -- Maldives will dissolve the multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) and shift anti-COVID-19 responsibilities to the Ministry of Health as the country gears up for a new normal, President Ibrahim Solih said Tuesday.

"On 1st July 2020 the National Emergency Operations Center shall cease its operations managing the Maldives' COVID-19 response. Under new normal rules, government offices will re-open and businesses including shops, cafes, and restaurants can start operations from tomorrow onwards," President Solih said on his official Twitter account. (Maldives-COVID19)

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